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Forest fires red alert all over Cyprus

A forest fires red alert remains in place for Monday with the forestry department warning that lighting a fire without permission in a forest, is a crime.

This is punishable by 10 years imprisonment, a 50 thousand euro fine or both sentences or alternately, according to other legislation concerning lighting a fire in the open, with 5 years in prison, 20 thousand euro or both sentences.

Lighting a fire to prepare food is only allowed in designated picnic area barbecues.

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